Estimating sustainable levels of scallop bottom aquaculture in Sechura Bay (Northern Peru)

Lotta Clara Kluger, Matthias Wolff, Jaime Mendo &
The Peruvian bay scallop Argopecten purpuratus is the economically most important cultivated bivalve species along the South American Pacific coast. A major cultiva-tion spot is Sechura Bay, North of Peru, where scallops are grown in shallow-water bottom cultures. This activity is very important for the socio-economic development of the region: in 2013, about 5000 artisanal fishers work in the scallop production chain, with an annual export val-ue of US$158 mill. However, the intense scallop cultiva-tion...
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